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Offline Guido

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Rabbit Ear(s)
« on: June 17, 2009, 04:23:01 PM »
I have found that the "rabbit ear" trail closest to the parking lot is the most difficult for me out of the three loops that make up the complete rabbit ears.  The part that gives me the most headaches (my foot touches the ground) is the sharp left turn, step down, after the tree right before you head for the uphill exit.  I can only remember making it once without my foot touching the ground.  Can anyone "voice" any techniques that might help me make it?

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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 04:57:43 PM »
go FAST Thru that section, it will cause your fork to compress much less right after the root.



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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 05:04:59 PM »
As I approach the top I cut wide into it, do the drop and then take the straightest line around that tree ignoring the uneven ground and letting my tires just roll it.


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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 09:27:54 PM »
Makes sense.  I'll give it a try.  Just for claification it is at the 2:44 mark on the video.  Thanks proedgebiker for all you do.  A video is worth a thousand words.

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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 10:09:30 PM »
I've had trouble at the tree and still get hung up there on occasion. These days I just hit it with speed and let the bike take care of the rest. If you hesitate you'll mess up that little section.
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 10:12:13 PM »
Makes sense.  I'll give it a try.  Just for claification it is at the 2:44 mark on the video.  Thanks proedgebiker for all you do.  A video is worth a thousand words.

yes, 2:44 mark is the part that gets not just you but many riders. Good luck on your next approach!

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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 07:57:15 AM »
I tried riding THROUGH that tree.  It doesn't work.  :-\
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 08:13:54 AM »
I tried riding THROUGH that tree.  It doesn't work.  :-\
Did that once too.  Slide all the way down to the water; struggled to get up until my buddy dragged me back up to the trail.  I was on KEEN lookout for a gator!

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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 08:20:37 PM »
I've had trouble at the tree and still get hung up there on occasion. These days I just hit it with speed and let the bike take care of the rest. If you hesitate you'll mess up that little section.

Here I am giving advice on that tree and I almost went over the bars today at that very spot. Worse part is I had just finished talking trash to a rider who opted out of riding that trail. Ended up kinda jumping over the handlebars and escaping without injury. Physical injury that is  :-[
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 08:26:23 PM »
I've had trouble at the tree and still get hung up there on occasion. These days I just hit it with speed and let the bike take care of the rest. If you hesitate you'll mess up that little section.

Here I am giving advice on that tree and I almost went over the bars today at that very spot. Worse part is I had just finished talking trash to a rider who opted out of riding that trail. Ended up kinda jumping over the handlebars and escaping without injury. Physical injury that is  :-[

no physical injury but the emotional beat-down was priceless  ;D
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 07:37:29 AM »
Here I am giving advice on that tree and I almost went over the bars today at that very spot. Worse part is I had just finished talking trash to a rider who opted out of riding that trail. Ended up kinda jumping over the handlebars and escaping without injury. Physical injury that is  :-[
See what trash talking does for you?  ;)   Yes, I opted out of riding that rabbit ear, but after watching you do another little Catman dance, I did go back and ride it.  Although I didn't make it around the tree (had to stop and lean against it) I did ride it out, without becoming separated from my bike.  ;D
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2009, 07:38:36 AM »
no physical injury but the emotional beat-down was priceless  ;D
Yes it was.  ;D
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 03:09:19 PM »
I hate that spot myself! 
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2009, 03:19:16 PM »
You know you love it when I talk trash to you :-*
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Re: Rabbit Ear(s)
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009, 04:03:24 PM »
Rabbit Ears? Where is that??? :o

 

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